4 Week Course : Discover Italy
Join us as we journey through the wine regions of Italy. Discover what makes Italy the most fascinating wine producing nation in the world! Taste beautiful Barolos, velvety Valpolicella, charming Chianti’s amongst many others. We will explore regions such as Piedmont, Veneto, Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio, Lombardia, Puglia, Trentino, and Sicily. Four whole weeks dedicated to Italy enabling us to unravel the mysteries and delights of Italian wine.
"Brilliant fun,I learnt loads the whole four weeks were taught with energy & passion -. Loads of great wines at a range of prices,it was so good I have booked my parents on it (Julie 4 week Course March 2014)
We will taste some of the myriad of indigenous grapes that make Italian wine so different and intriguing including - Nebbiolo (Barolo), Sangiovese (Chianti), Corvina (Valpolicella), and Barbera.
Italy can be the most confusing wine country to get to know, with its enormous diversity of wine styles, often from the same town! It is, however, worth spending a little time to understand it, with the discoveries amply repaying the effort involved. We will wander through the north of the country, from the NW (Piedmont) to the NE (Veneto), through Tuscany and the Marches to the warm south (Puglia, Campania, & Sicily). You will experience, first hand, the amazing range of grape varieties and flavours that Italy has to offer.
You will taste some classic Italian wines, along with some new- wave wines from really cutting-edge winemakers.
Course Outline (all Tuesday's 7-9pm):
- 13th Nov - Session 1 - North & North West - Piemonte, Trentino Alto-Adige, Lombardy
- 20th Nov - Session 2 - North-East & East - Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Marche
- 27th Nov - Session 3 - Central Italy-Tuscany,Umbria,Lazio,Abruzzo
- 4th Dec - Session 4 - South & Islands - Campania, Puglia, Sicily, Sardinia
All tastings are tutored with a digital presentation and you will receive full tasting notes,and a tasting sheet.
Please Note: The course is completely flexible you pay £55 up front to sign up and then £10 on each evening you attend helping you to spread the cost and ensuring you aren't out of pocket if you have to miss an evening. If you know in advance that you can't make a night, just let us know and we'll let you catch up or take a credit for a future wine course. Easy!
Places remaining: 2
Course Date/Time: Tue 13th Nov 2018 at 7.00pm-9.00pm
Duration: 2 Hours
Venue: The Guildford Institute,Ward Street, Guildford,GU14LH